$450,000 Settlement for Back Surgery Follow-Up Was Negligent

Blume Donnelly partner Ronald Goldfaden has settled a medical malpractice claim for $450,000 on behalf of a 71-year-old man who was left wheelchair-bound following back surgery.

Four days following his 1991 operation to alleviate leg weakness and numbness, the plaintiff, still in the hospital, suddenly developed paralysis in both legs as well as bowel incontinence.

When the radiologists misread the plaintiff’s postop MRI, surgeons delayed taking corrective measures.